Melinda S. Loveless, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician.
Dr. Loveless received her M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. She came to the University of Washington, Seattle, as an intern and resident in rehabilitation medicine. She later completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now known as Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) and at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. She is board-certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Her clinical interests include non-operative sports and musculoskeletal injuries and musculoskeletal ultrasound. She holds special interest in hip pain, female athletes and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain, concussion and spine care including management of acute pain and performing interventional lumbar spine procedures. Her research interest is focused on musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Dr. Loveless is clinical assistant professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Loveless enjoys soccer, hiking, camping, kayaking and travelling.